Can someone tell me what the title of this book is?

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Can someone tell me what the title of this book is?

Postby Cissy » 2012-12-12, 2:12

I want to apologize for not speaking Latvian, but I think this book is in Latvian. If it's not, I'm sorry for wasting your time and please delete my thread. I was thinking it's German, but I think the lady that gave it to me came from Latvia so that would make more sense. Come to think of it, maybe I should just go ask this in the American forum?(!)

Gratefully,

Cissy

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Here's a direct link to the picture of my book:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/187-Leather-Germ ... ChVEHCnkBQ)5,TBY1!~~60_3.JPG

Oh, and one more thing...if it isn't Latvian, does anyone know what language, or what it says?

Again, thank you for being so gracious and just being here for us clueless people!

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Re: Can someone tell me what the title of this book is?

Postby linguoboy » 2012-12-12, 2:50

I believe it's Lithuanian rather than Latvian. It looks to me like the Lithuanian translation of his Von wahrem Christenthum ("Of the true Christianity") published in Tilsit (Lithuanian Tilžė, modern Sovetsk in Kaliningrad Oblast) in the second half of the 19th century. Here's a link to the corresponding bibliographic record in Google Books: http://books.google.com/books/about/Naba%C3%9Ftininko_Jono_Oranto_Arndt_%C3%9Fe%C3%9Fos.html?id=dx_NtgAACAAJ
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Re: Can someone tell me what the title of this book is?

Postby Cissy » 2012-12-12, 3:50

Oh, my! Lingoboy, thank you so much for the direction! It's too late for me to stay up and research it; but I just wanted to give you a quick "thank you" and I'll let you know what I found out!

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Cissy

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Re: Can someone tell me what the title of this book is?

Postby Cissy » 2012-12-12, 17:09

Lingoboy, I checked it out this morning and it looks like the information you gave me is about as close as I'm going to get. My book is definitely a translation of the original book "Of The True Christianity", but running it through Lithuanian, Latvian, German, etc. translators, I'm not getting an exact match. However, your Google link has the exact year and number of pages. So, I'm going to work on forms of Lithuanian dialects.

Thank you so much.

Gratefully,

Cissy

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Re: Can someone tell me what the title of this book is?

Postby linguoboy » 2012-12-12, 17:30

Cissy wrote:Lingoboy, I checked it out this morning and it looks like the information you gave me is about as close as I'm going to get. My book is definitely a translation of the original book "Of The True Christianity", but running it through Lithuanian, Latvian, German, etc. translators, I'm not getting an exact match. However, your Google link has the exact year and number of pages. So, I'm going to work on forms of Lithuanian dialects.

I'm not sure it's dialectal as much as simply archaic. Krikščionuma̜ and krikščionia seem to both be earlier variants of modern krikščionybė.
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Re: Can someone tell me what the title of this book is?

Postby Sol Invictus » 2012-12-12, 17:39

Moved to Lithuanian forum since it seems that there are further issues to be solved here :)

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Re: Can someone tell me what the title of this book is?

Postby Agrumas » 2012-12-22, 17:49

Yes, its archaic.
I found mentioned this book "Nabaštininko Jono Dranto šešios knygos apie tikrą krikščioniškumą" in http://www.spaudos.lt/Muziejai/Plunges_MB.htm


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